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Orange Family Counseling

605A Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477
(203) 795-6698

949 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 878-6365

Assistance is provided 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call (203) 878-6365 or Kids Crisis Response Hotline at 211.

An Expert, Dedicated Team
Orange Family Counseling is staffed by administrative and professional personnel from Bridges who are dedicated to providing programs that are conducted with care and professionalism. Licensed clinicians offer services on-site in Orange as well as at our central location in Milford.

Strict confidentiality of client information is assured. Staff specialists available to Orange.

Family Services Include:

  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Early Child Development Specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Rehabilitation Facilitators
  • Vocational Counselors
  • Residential Case Managers
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Nurses

Services for Children and Families
Families whose children (infancy to 18 years) are experiencing emotional and/or developmental problems receive expert help from high trained professionals. The agency emphasizes working with the entire family and actively involving parents.

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Treatment
    • Psychotherapy
    • Play Therapy for Children
    • Parent Counseling
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Medication
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Family Preservation and Reunification
  • Prevention and Education
  • Children's Emergency Mobile Service

Services for Adults
Bridges and Orange Family Counseling offer a continuum of services for adults:

  • Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment for emotional and psychiatric problems
  • Marital and individual counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Therapy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Counseling for stress and job-related issues
  • Medication
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Mobile Crisis Service

Community Support Services
Specialized services are also offered for adults suffering from severe and prologed mental illness:

  • Case Management Services
    • Assisting in securing and coordinating needed resources
  • Social Rehabilitation Services
    • Linking individuals to community, social, educational and recreational resources
  • Vocational Services
    • Including vocational assessment and job placement
  • Acquired Brain Injury Assessment
  • Assertive Community Treatment

Drug and Alcohol Services
Services include:

  • Screening, evaluation, treatment and referral for all ages
  • Adolescent Incentive Outpatient program

Special Support and Self-Help Groups

  • Bereavement
  • Mental Illness
  • Parenting
  • Young Adult Services
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Families

Advisory Committee
Joan Cretella, Director of Community Services Dept.
Marianne Miller
Patricia Miller
John P. McGill
Barbara DiMauro, Bridges CEO
Michael Kosh, OPD Representative
Diane Downey, School Counselor

The Community Services Family Counseling Advisory Committee meets the third Monday of each month at the High Plains Community Center at 9:00 AM.